Lagos Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by Rob47
  • shops fronts
    shops fronts
    by sandysmith
  • Local Customs
    by sandysmith

Most Recent Local Customs in Lagos

  • gflaig's Profile Photo

    Religious

    by gflaig Written Nov 13, 2011

    Everybody, I met in Lagos is deeply believing (nearly exlusively christian) going very much into the direction of fundamentalism.

    Somebody telling me, he is readding a lot - I am askingt him, whyt type of literature : I everyday read a minimum of 2-3 hrs in the bible.

    Beeing aware of that may help you understanding behaviour.

    Was this review helpful?

  • AC1's Profile Photo

    Pigeon English

    by AC1 Written Aug 19, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You might find the language used here a little strange from typical English. It is call Pigeon English.

    How now? = How are you?
    Welcome! = Hello!
    No wahala = No problem
    How far? = How is it going?
    You have anything for me? = Can you give me some money (cash)?
    Now = can be tomorrow
    Now now = to be done today
    Now now now = to be done immediately

    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Paul-linus's Profile Photo

    Bow to the Yorubas, Shake with the Igbos

    by Paul-linus Written Mar 19, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There are many tribes and cultural differences in Lagos state as a city. For the Yorubas, the general cultural or customary mode of greeting is by bowing or by prosrating to the elders. As for the Igbos, no problems with shaking hands. They mainly greet Good morning, goodafternoon and good evening.

    There is no danger as to the right way of greeting because as a visitor Nigerians would forgive your omitions (your sins).

    Was this review helpful?

  • My cultural is one of the...

    by NneNna Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    My cultural is one of the most interested culture you like to see in your life.We have our cultural season by season , time by time.

    (1) We have Tradional cultural like festival
    (2) We have Treditional cultural season for Farming and all the rest of them

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Poor but Rich

    by sandysmith Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    shops fronts

    The Nigerians may be poor materially but spiritually they are the richest people I know. This part of Nigerian is virtually all Christian. I took this pic through the bus window (hence slight reflection) to show how their Christianity is displayed in their everday life - just look at the names of these shops, typical of the area we saw. Even the yellow buses has verses from the Psalms on them.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Lagos

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

101 travelers online now

Comments

Lagos Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Lagos local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Lagos sightseeing.

View all Lagos hotels